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THE 




AUDITORS' REPORT 



OF 



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TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEB. 13, 1864. 




ANDO VER: 

PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

18 64. 




THE 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



jRmipts attfr Ciptufoitarw 



OP THE 
I 



TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



YEAR ENDING FEB. 13, 1864. 



ANDOVER: 

PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER 
1 864. 



REPORT. 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT. 



SCHOOLS. 

Appropriation for the year 1863, 

Balance due the several Districts, Feb. 11th, 1863, 



$3,680 00 
1,606 77 

$5,286 77 



Districts. 


• 18 6 3. 


1864. 


Feb. 11. 
Cr. 


Appropria- 
tion. 


Credit. 


Paid. 


Feb. 13. 
Cr. 


Centre South 
Phillips . . . 
Village . . . 
Ballard Vale 
Scotland . . 
Holt .... 
Centre West 
Frye .... 
North .... 
Abbott . . . 
Bailey . . . 
Osgood . . . 


$ 

191.05 

127.27 

199.58 

204.34 

90.71 

96.79 

130.29 

203.88 

75.90 

81.58 

94.88 

110.50 


$ 

600.00 
325.00 
490.00 
483.00 
235.00 
215.00 
240.00 
394.00 
145.00 
158.00 
205.00 
190.00 


$ 

791.05 
452.27 
689.58 
687.34 
325.71 
311.79 
370.29 
597.88 
220.90 
239.58 
299.88 
300.50 


$ 
526.00 
314.37 
540.97 
531.13 
222.75 
213.87 
252.65 
442.06 
145.00 
165.37 
196.25 
194.30 


265.05 

137.90 

148.61 

156.21 

; 102.96 

97.92 

117.64 

155.82 

75.90 

74.21 

103.63 

106.20 


1606.77 


3680.00 


5286.77 


3744.72 


1542.05 



Whole amount due the Districts, 

Orders paid to Feb. 13, 1864, $3,744 72 

Balance due Districts, Feb. 13, 1864, 1,542 05 



$5,286 77 
5,286 77 



SCHOOLHOUSES. 



Districts. 


18 6 3. 


1864. 


February 11. 


Tax. 


Credit. 


Paid. 


February 13. 




Dr. 


Cr. 








Dr. 


Cr. 






$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 


Centre, S. 




59.08 




59.08 


77.44 


18.36 




Phillips . . 




10.84 




10.84 






10.84 


Village . . 




11.38 


260.88 


272.26 


247.59 




24.67 


Ballard Vale 




313.14 


442.34 


755.48 


459.02 




296.46 


Scotland . . 
















Holt. . . . 




5.22 




5.22 


2.78 




2.44 


Centre, W. 


.14 










.14 




Frye .... 




2.76 




2.76 






2.76 


North . . . 




2.17 




2.17 






2.17 


Abbott. . . 




7.40 




7.40 


7.40 






Bailey . . . 






45.02 


45.02 


34.91 




10.11 


Osgood . . 




.26 




.26 






.26 


.14 


412.25 


748.24 


1160.49 


829.14 


18.50 


349.71 



MILITARY DEPARTMENT. 
STATE AID TO THE FAMILIES OF VOLUNTEERS. 



Paid by George Foster, 
" " Benjamin Boynton, 
" " John B. Abbott 



$4,883 86 
4,674 00 
2,944 05 

$12,501 91 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

T. E. Mayberry & Co., wood, engine-house, 
Shawshine Engine Co., pay of members, 

" " remittance of taxes, 

John C. Morse, janitor, 
James H. Smith, labor, 
Abbott & Holt, supplies, 



$2 


00 


98 


80 


50 


00 


9 


35 


1 


25 


15 


14 



$176 54 



LIQUOR AGE NC Y 

Paid Edward F. Porter, for liquors, 
H Henry W. Abbott, Agent 16 months, 
" George Cogswell, U. S. Liquor License, 



$1070 31 

200 31 

13 33 

$1283 64 



SERVICES OF OFFICERS. 

A. J. Gould, School Committee, 

Charles Smith, 

Henry S. Green, " 

John T. Bailey, notifying officers, 

J. W. Dearborn, police, 

Edward Taylor, Treasurer, 

" " collecting taxes, 

" recording births, deaths, etc., for 1863, 
George Foster, Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer, 
Benjamin Boynton, " " " " 

John B. Abbott, 



$61 


50 


45 


50 


50 


00 


4 


00 


10 


00 


50 


00 


310 


45 


44 


00 


225 


00 


200 


00 


175 


00 


$1175 45 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 



OVERWORK. 

Dist. No/ 19, Wm. Perrin, 
27, John Marland, 

1, Samuel G. Valpey, 
8, William H. Putnam, 

24, Stephen Love joy, 
20, Nathan C. Abbott, 
17, Jedediah Burtt, 
14, Charles Shattuck, 
17, Simeon Bardwell, 

3, John B. Abbott, 

2, James H. Smith, 
13, J. H. Chandler, 

4, Eaton Green, 



3 


35 


10 


00 


10 


44 


7 


21 


4 


29 


10 


00 


5 


00 


11 


25 


6 


00 


10 


00 


7 84 


7 


81 


2 


50 



$95 69 



EXPENSES OF REMOVING SNOW. 



Dist. No. 10, Henry F. Pasho, 
20, Nathan C. Abbott, 
19, William Perrin, 
3, Sylvester Abbott, 
5, John B. Abbott, 
22, George F. Baker, 
22, Henry Dane, 
28, William Allen, 
27, Peter Temple, 
1, Samuel G. Valpey, 



$1 


50 


4 


00 


5 


00 


3 


25 


3 


12 


2 


87 


1 


25 


2 


00 


1 


25 


3 


00 



$27 24 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

John Marland, District No. 27, 
Samuel G. Valpey, " 1, 

Samuel G. Bailey, " 21, 
Moody B. Abbott, " 12, 
Moody B. Abbott, railing and stones, 
William Callahan, District No. 2, 
John O. Ragan, culvert, District No. 1, 
William Chickering, " " 26, 

John B. Abbott, " " 28, 

Paul B. Follansbee. " " 16, 

John B. Abbott, labor on Chandler's Bridge, 
Charles Cummings, District, No. 26, 
Charles Cummings, " " 25, 
Abbott & Clement, " " 4, lumber, 

$430 56 



$10 


00 


12 


05 


65 


00 


157 


95 


11 


00 


36 


40 


60 


00 


2 


06 


11 


50 


25 


25 


7 


00 


9 


00 


8 


75 


14 


60 



TAXE S. 

HIGHWAY TAXES WORKED AND REASSESSED. 

Dist. No. 19, William Perrin, 
28, William AUen, 
" 11, Elijah Hussey, 

5, John B. Abbott, 

Amount carried forward, $83 08 



$37 88 


# 


26 01 




8 92 




10 27 







Amount brought forward, 


B3 08 


Dist. No 


18 48 


«« 


3, H. E. Hayward, 


97 12 


" 


27, John Marland, 


34 02 


" 


9, Henry J. Gray, 


26 72 


<< 


6, Albert Bancroft, 


8 55 


" 


25, "Willard Jones, 


34 70 


u 


22, George F. Baker, 


22 76 


(( 


26, Willard Pike, 


202 42 


<( 


1, Samuel G. Valpey, 


147 84 


« 


8, William H. Putnam, 


4 95 


u 


2, William P. Foster, 


77 05 


K 


21, Sameul G. Bailey, 


53 99 


(t 


12, Moody B. Abbott, 


37 49 


u 


4, Nathan B. Abbott, 


1 57 


(< 


20, Nathan C. Abbott, 


41 27 


(( 


15, Isaac Carruth, 


20 50 


«( 


13, Joshua H. Chandler, 


82 35 


it 


17, Jedediah Burtt, 


26 91 


«« 


23, Jacob Dascomb, 


72 61 


it 


14, Charles Shattuck, 


31 67 


u 


24, Stephen Lovejoy, 


21 71 


a 


10, Benjamin F. Wardwell, 


30 53 


<< 


16, Paul B. Follansbee, 


28 00 


(( 


18, Joshua Phelps, 


16 44 




31222 73 




ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 




Edwai 


•d Taylor, 1863, 


$122 18 




REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 




Edward Taylor, 1862, 


S15 29 


<( 


1863, 


326 55 




$341 84 



EXPENSES OF HAYSCALES. 

Eben P. Higgins, repairs, Si 50 

" " " for services, 20 00 

$21 50 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Heniy Burtt, damage horse and carriage, 

Jenkins & Thompson, freight bill, 

Robert Callahan, janitor, 

Charles O. Cnmmings, teaming plank, 

Samuel Raymond, postage, 

William Barnett, labor, Town House, 

Thomas Groom, books and stationery, 

Edward Taylor, record books (soldier's), 

Sands & Byers, stationeiy, 

North Reading, for schools, 

Bates & Goldthwait, matting for Post-office, 

Peter French, labor, Town House, 

Charles Pray, notifying meetings, 

Hermon Abbott, repairing camp stools, 

William G. Noyes, removing wall, 

Samuel G. Bean, notifying officers, 

H. F. Chandler, police badges, 

Washington Glass Works, 

J. Bradley, stovepipe, etc., 

Fairbanks & Brown, repairing hayscales, 

Nathaniel Wilson, town tax, 

John O. Ragan, labor, Town House, 

Jedediah Burtt, land damage, 

John C. Morse, labor, Town House, 

William Chickering, labor on privy, 

H. G. Chandler, land damage, 

Gleason & Morse, labor on privy, 

Horace Bodwell, labor on Town House, 

Walter B. Allen, " " 

Edward H. Barnard, " " 

James H. Smith, 

Jonas Holt, for distributing envelopes, 

Nathaniel Swift, town bell, 

William Barnett, for Town House and privy, 

Robert Callahan, for returning 55 deaths, 

Hermon Phelps, " 31 " 

Andrew Thompson, " 17 " 

Robert J. Galen, " 31 

William P. Millett, express, 

Abbott & Clement, labor, Town House, 

Robert Callahan, 

Amount carried forward, $772 16 



$21 50 


3 


15 


111 


08 


5 


50 


12 


27 


6 


30 


6 45 


12 


67 


15 27 


19 


12 


5 


83 


7 


75 


8 87 


6 


43 


58 


44 


10 


42 


14 


00 


8 


92 


8 


40 


6 


93 


19 


60 


18 


00 


2 


75 


3 


12 


83 


38 


7 


70 


159 38 


2 


00 


3 


50 


13 


78 




90 


1 


50 


65 


00 


17 


30 


5 


50 


3 


10 


1 


70 


3 


10 


5 


25 


4 


80 


1 


50 



9 



Amount brought forward, 
Dodge & Beard, supplies, 
Edward Taylor, railroad fares, 
D. Howarth, pump and lead pipe, 

" stationery, 

" school books, 

George Foster, telegraphing Wm. H. Ward well, 
Police officers, 



$772 


16 


31 


06 


2 


80 


11 


09 


5 


25 


5 


93 


1 


50 


34 


00 



$863 79 



SUMMARY 

Whole amount of Selectmen's orders, 



Services of officers, 

Liquor, 

State aid to families of volunteers, 

Fire Department, 

Overwork on roads, 

Highways and bridges, 

Snow bills, 

Highways, 

Abatement of taxes, 

Remittance of taxes, 

Hayscales, 

Miscellaneous, 



$18,263 


07 


1,175 


45 


1,283 


64 


12,501 


91 


176 


54 


95 


69 


430 


56 


27 


24 


1,222 


73 


122 


18 


341 


84 


21 


50 


863 


79 


$18,263 07 



10 



OVERSEERS' ACCOUNT. 



RELIEF OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 



Lucy Gray, 


$37 75 


Leonard Bean's family, 


74 00 


Isaac O. Holt, 


7 00 


Mary Mahony, 


2 00 


Samuel A. Goldsmith, 


26 00 


Dorcas B. Chandler, 


34 78 


Phehe A. Johnson and family, 


39 00 


Dolly Shedd's child, 


47 00 


Serena Abbott, 


26 00 


Joseph V. Allen, 


28 00 


Mary Hutchinson, 


8 00 


Jacob Brown's child, 


24 00 


Josiah Mason's family, repaid, 


50 34 


Judith Wardwell, 


26 00 


Harriet B. Gile and family, 


45 00 


Mrs. Stickney, coffin and burial, 


9 50 


Charles B. Abbott, 


3 00 


Daniel Hanegan, 


3 00 


Anna Jones, 


21 50 


Tryphena Beverly, 


3 50 


Ellen Butler, 


20 00 


Hugh Cunningham, 


6 00 


Mrs. Farrington, 


36 72 


Mrs. Wiley, 


16 00 


Mrs. T. C. Mason, 


25 00 


Mrs. Bennet, coffin and burial, 


6 00 


Clifton Barrows, 


10 00 


Benjamin Cameron, medical attendance, 


7 00 


Samuel Aikin, " " 


13 00 


David Goodwin, " u 


5 75 


John Donnally, burial expenses, 


15 75 



$676 59 



11 

PAID TO CITIES AND TOWNS. 

State Lunatic Hospital, Lydia B. Frye, 

Industrial School, Julia F. Wiley, 

North Andover, Mrs. William Kimball, 

" Tryphena Beverly, 

Ipswich, Jonathan Holt, 
" Asa Lord, 



$149 31 


9 


00 


57 


01 


50 


98 


7 


00 


17 


70 



$291 00 



DUE FROM CITIES AND TOWNS. 



Newburyport, Rebecca Merrill, 
Salem, Thomas C. Clement, 
Lawrence, John K. Shattnck, 
North Andover, James Nichols, 



$26 


00 


65 


00 


2 


75 


11 


00 



$104 75 



COMMITMENTS. 

Samuel G. Bean, $16 73 

Henry F. Chandler, 1 00 



$17 63 



ALMSHOUSE. 

EXPENSES OF ALMSHOUSE. 

Charles O. Cummings, salary, 

Lydia A. Gilchrease, labor, 

W. IT. Kimball, medical attendance, 

David Jameson, meat, 

G. H. Churchill, flour and grain, 

Abbott & Holt, supplies, 

Amount carried forward, 98 83 



$275 


00 


45 


50 


15 


00 


30 


41 


56 


80 


376 


12 



12 



Amount brought forward, 
Dodge & Beard, supplies, 
Nelson & Son, " 
B. F. Holt, ice, 
J. H. Kea, meat, 
T. E. Mayberry & Co., coal, 
D. Howarth, medical supplies, 
J. W. Barnard, supplies, 
James H. Smith, labor, 
William Corse, supplies, 
William Poor, labor, 
P. M. Jefferson, supplies, 
Estate of S. G. Valpey, meat, 



ALMSHOUSE KEPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS. 



William Barnett, repairs, 
Jenkins & Thompson, repairs, 
J. Bradley, drain tile, 



S798 


83 


283 


62 


304 


59 


10 


00 


66 


11 


95 


00 


14 


86 


22 


59 


55 


39 


2 


20 


36 


36 


28 


62 


144 49 


£1,862 


66 


J. 

$53 64 


41 


95 


17 


50 



$113 09 



PAUPERS IN ALMSHOUSE. 



Whole number of paupers in the Almshouse during the year, 28 

Whole number weeks' board, 1268 

Whole number foreign paupers entertained, 130 

" " weeks' board, 43 

Whole number prisoners held in custody awaiting trial, 44 

Whole number weeks' board, 14 

REMAINING IN ALMSHOUSE. 

Over eighty years of age, 2 

Between seventy and eighty, 5 

" sixty and seventy, 1 

" fifty and sixty, 2 

forty and fifty, 3 

" thirty and forty, 1 

" twenty and thirty, 1 

" ten and twenty, 4 

11 one and ten, 3 

Under one year, 1 

23 



13 

DEATHS IN THE ALMSHOUSE DURING THE YEAR. 
Betsey Stickney, aged 72 years. 

BIRTHS IN THE ALMSHOUSE DURING THE YEAR. 
Caroline L. Shattuck. 

INVENTORY OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND WARES. 

Three trundle and 2 cot beds, 

Twenty-one bedsteads, 19 bedcords, 

Twenty-three straw beds, 21 feather beds, 

Thirty-six pillows, 8.00 ; 18 bolsters, 6.00, 

Twenty- one quilts, 10.50 ; 33 comforters, 34.50, 

Sixty-two sheets, 31.00; 34 pillow-cases, 3.40, 

One Magee stove, 

Six air-tight stoves, 

Two cylinder stoves, 

One corn-popper, .25 ; 2 clocks, 2.50, 

Three clotheshorses, 

Tin ware, 

One tin boiler, 

One britannia tea-pot, 

Two syringes, 2.00 ; earthen pots, 1.20, 

One stone jug and 6 jars, 

Two bean-pots, 

Fourteen chambers, 

Two sieves, .40 ; 1 shade, .25, 

Two dining-bells, 

Three sad and one coal iron, 

One long-handle brush, 

Two demijohns, 

One knife and 1 chopping- tray, 

One bread-trough, 

One mortar, 1 churn, 

One ice-chest, 

Three mop-handles, 

One writing-desk, 

One medicine-chest, 

Eight tables, 

Sixty chairs, 

One rocking-chair, 

Amount carried forward, $274 24 



$1 


50 


6 


00 


70 


00 


14 


00 


45 


00 


34 


40 


12 


00 


5 


00 


15 


50 


2 


75 


2 


00 


9 


54 


1 


50 


1 


50 


3 


20 


4 


50 




20 


4 


00 




65 




50 


2 


00 




50 


1 


00 




50 




40 


2 


50 


5 


00 




50 


3 


00 


5 


00 


4 


00 


15 


00 


1 


00 



14 

Amount brought forward, 
Twelve pails and 5 tubs, 
One meal-chest and meal, 
Four firkins and five butter-tubs, 
Three moulding-boards and 2 rolling-pins, 
Boxes, .50 ; book-case, 1.00 ; brooms, 1.12, 
One lantern, 
Crockery ware, 
Four earthen dishes, 
One dining-set and 10 tumblers, 
Five glass lamps, 2.50 ; 6 japan do., .50, 
One castor, 1.00; 12 teaspoons, 

Twenty-eight iron spoons, .40 ; 42 knives and forks, 4.00, 
Five butcher-knives, 1.00; 2 chopping-knives, .25, 
One carving-knife and fork, 
One apple-paring machine, 
Two brass and 1 porcelain kettle, 
Six baking, and 44 milk-pans, 
One valise and 1 carpet-bag, 
One office-chair, 
Nine long benches, 
One covered table, 
Two pails, 
One cider-tunnel, 



$274 


24 


2 


50 


4 


00 


1 


50 


1 


00 


2 


62 




50 


6 


60 




80 


8 


50 


3 


00 


1 


80 


0, 4 


40 


1 


25 




75 




75 


3 


00 


10 


00 


2 


00 


2 


50 


9 


00 


2 


50 


1 


00 




75 



$344 86 



CLOTHS AND CLOTHING. 



Two cloth, caps, 1.00; 1 straw hat, .17, 

Four pr. socks, 2.00 ; 1 pr. shoes, 1.00, 

Two " cotton stockings, 

One " pants, 

One half doz. cotton handkerchiefs, 

Four and one half yds. print, cotton cloth, and cloth for pants, 4 25 

Woollen yarn, 

Two pr. gloves, 

Curtains, 

Batting, 

One yardstick, .10 ; 4 fans, 25, 

Five table-cloths, 

Cup and hand towels, 

$29 77 



$1 


17 


3 


00 




50 


2 


50 


1 


50 


;s, 4 


25 


1 


50 


3 


00 


2 


50 


1 


00 




35 


5 


00 


3 


50 



15 



FARM STOCK. 



One horse, . Si 50 00 

Two yoke oxen, 270 00 

Six cows, 175.00 ; 1 bull, 15.00, 190 00 

Five swine, 110.00; 26 fowls, 13.00, 123 00 



$733 00 



FARM IMPLEMENTS. 

Eight scythes and snaths, 

Two flails, .50 ; 1 pr. ox-ties, 1.00, 

One set measures, .75 ; 1 horse-rake, 24.00, 

Four hand-rakes, .50 ; 7 hay-forks, 3.50, 

Hay-rope, .25 ; 2 sickles, .50, 

Two grain-chests, 10.00; hay-cutter, 2.50, 

Blocks and rope, 5.00 ; 4 ladders, 5.00, 

Three ox-yokes, 

Feed-trough, 

Five shovels and spades, 

Four manure-forks, 1 manure-hook, 

Three iron bars, 

Ten draft-chains, 5 stake-chains, 

Three whiffletrees and chains, 

Five hoes, 1 grub-hoe and garden-rake, 

Five ploughs and lot of old ploughs, 

One ox-scraper, 

One cultivator, 

One harrow, 

Three pick-axes and stone-hammer, 

Two peat-knives, and 4 spread-forks, 

One stone-drag and spire, 

Two pr. steelyards, 

Ox-muzzles, .25 ; 1 scald-tub, .75, 

Four baskets, 1.50 ; grain-cradle, 2.50, 

One deck-scraper, 

Two ox-carts, 

One ox-wagon, 

Two horse-wagons and 1 wagon-top, 

One ox-sled, pung, and sleigh, 

One wagon-barness, 

Work harness, breastplate, and tugs, 

Two horse-blankets, 

Buffalo robe, 

Amount carried forward, 



$8 00 


1 


50 


24 


75 


4 


00 




75 


12 


50 


10 


00 


3 


75 


1 


50 


2 


50 


3 


00 


2 


75 


7 


00 


2 


00 


3 


00 


35 


00 


3 


00 


4 


00 


5 


00 


2 


00 


3 


00 


7 


00 


3 


00 


1 


00 


4 


00 




25 


35 


00 


45 


00 




00 


50 


00 


15 


00 


7 


00 


1 


50 


5 


00 




75 



4 


00 


2 


00 


8 


00 


2 


00 


7 


00 


2 


50 


2 


25 


2 


50 


3 


30 


5 


50 



16 

Amount brought forward, $397 75 

Carpenter's tools, 
One wrench and blasting-tools, 
Grindstone, 
Beetle and wedges, 
Four axes, 3.00 ; 1 iron vice, 4.00, 
"Wheelbarrow, 
Three woodsaws, 

Hand-rake, 1.00 ; 6 feed-boxes, 1.50, 
Eleven meal-bags, 
Fifty flour-barrels, 5.00 ; leather, .50, 

$436 80 

FARM PRODUCE. 

Sixty bushels corn, 

Seven bushels barley, 

Eight bushels wheat, 

Fourteen bushels rye, 

Seven bushels oats, 

One half bushel peas, 

Hay and corn -fodder, 

Seeds and seed-corn, 

Manure, 

Eight hundred feet sawed lumber, 

Five thousand feet unsawed lumber, 

Ten cart-spires, 

Nine gate-posts, 

Five cart-axles, lot shingles, 

Lot of brick, and drain tile, 

Lot of old brick, 2.50 ; old iron, 2.00, 

Lot of window-glass, 



PROVISIONS. 

Three and one half barrels flour, 

One half barrel crackers, 

Eighty-three pounds butter, 

Ninety-five pounds lard, 

Eighteen and one half pounds candles, 

Preserves, 

Eighty pounds dried apples, 

Amount earned forward, $86 61 



$84 


00 


8 


75 


20 


00 


17 


50 


5 


25 




62 


323 


00 


6 


00 


200 


00 


12 


80 


60 


00 


10 


00 


4 


50 


6 


75 


3 


12 


4 


50 




50 


$767 


29 


$31 


50 


2 


00 


24 


90 


14 25 


2 


96 


3 


00 


8 


00 



17 



Amount brought forward, 
Ten barrels apples, 
Five gallons molasses, 
Twelve pounds tea, 
Twenty-five pounds saleratns, 
One hundred pounds coffee, 
Eighty-seven pounds sugar, 

Three barrels cider, 12.00; 2 barrels vinegar, 10.00, 
Thirty-three pounds tobacco, 26.40 ; snuff, 1.80, 
Pickles, 

Four and one half barrels pork, 
One barrel beef, 
Fourteen hams, 
Seventy bushels potatoes, 
Beets, 2.50 ; carrots, 2.40, 
Turnips, 

Ten bushels white beans, 
Three bushels colored beans, 
Salt, .80 ; boiled cider, 4.00, 
Ninety-four pounds hard soap, 
Four barrels soft soap, 
Eight cider-barrels, 8.00 ; 8 meat-barrels, 4.00, 



FUEL. 



$86 61 


20 


00 


3 


00 


10 


80 


2 


25 


12 


00 


13 


92 


22 


00 


28 


20 


3 


00 


112 


00 


16 


00 


28 


00 


52 


50 


4 


90 


5 


00 


30 


00 


7 


60 


4 


80 


9 


40 


14 


00 


12 


00 



$496 38 



Twenty-six and one half cords market wood, $172 25 

Forty-six cords firewood, 161 00 

Five and three fourths cords hard pine, dry, 

Ten cords white pine, in woods, • 

Eight cords peat, 

Fourteen tons coal, 

Eight cords hard pine, in woods, 



Whole amount of Inventory, 
3 



34 


50 


25 


00 


35 


00 


182 


00 


25 


00 


$634 75 


$3,361 88 



18 

SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 









Dr. 




To balance from last account, 


$94 59 


tt 


cash for service of bull, 


21 30 


it 


a 


" 


milk, 


28 01 


« 


a 


(( 


white beans, 


26 00 


<( 


tt 


(( 


straw and grass, 


9 58 


<< 


<« 


" 


labor, 


186 57 


<« 


" 


a 


vegetables, 


58 75 


« 


a 


a 


barley, 


6 65 


n 


it 


a 


pork, 


36 48 


«« 


" 


n 


flour-barrels, plank, and brick, 


8 95 


it 


" 


" 


butter, 


12 88 


n 


« 


(( 


Pigs, 


53 75 


tt 


a 


(( 


peas, 


18 73 


a 


u 


(( 


calves, 


34 51 


a 


a 


« 


horse -rake, 


4 00 


a 


a 


(1 


oxen, 


181 00 


a 


tt 


« 


use of horse, 


50 


a 


a 


«< 


hides, 


13 58 


a 


a 


(C 


cart-spire, 


1 00 




$796 83 








Cr. 




By 


cash 


paid for grindftig grain, 


$14 43 


U 


« 


a 


11 toll to Lawrence, 


2 70 


it 


H 


tt 


" D. Worthen, labor, 


43 35 


ii 


a 


tt 


" snuf£ 


4 20 


U 


it 


a 


" fresh fish, 


32 97 


tt 


ii 


a 


" express to Amesbury, Mrs. Johnson, 


2 45 


U 


<( 


tt 


" alcohol, 


2 48 


(« 


«« 


a 


" hardware and tools, 


27 20 


a 


ii 


it 


" grindstone and fixtures, 


8 19 


tt 


it 


t( 


" garden-seeds, 


1 34 


tt 


it 


it 


" repairing harness, 


2 00 


<c 


ii 


tt 


" soap and lime, 


6 46 


«< 


ii 


" 


" meal, 


37 45 


<( 


ii 


ti 


" cow and calf, 


40 00 



Amount carried forward, $225 22 



19 



Amount brought forward, 
By cash paid for clothing, 

" school books and stationery, 

" F. P. Brill, labor, 

" crackers, 

" horse-rake, 

" express and freight, 

" Jerry Abbott, 

" Lydia A. Gilcreast, labor, 

u oxen, 

" T. E. Mayberry, mowing, use of trucks, 

" E. Hussey, washing, and sawing logs, 

" Margaret T. Sweeney, labor, 

" pasturing cow, 

- bull, 

" railroad fare for paupers, 

" I. H. Rea, for meat, 

" Frank E. Mitchel, labor, 

" making cider, 
Balance due the town, 



S225 22 


18 


20 


5 


14 


171 


00 


7 


25 


24 


00 


2 


15 


4 


00 


38 


50 


125 00 


4 


75 


18 


31 


17 


50 


5 


00 


13 


00 


2 


30 


10 


30 


9 25 


1 


40 


94 


56 



$796 83 



C. O. CUMMINGS, Sup't. 
\ 



HAYSCALES ACCOUNT. 



Received for fees during the year, 
Paid services of Weigher, 



$52 78 
20 00 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Town of Andover in account with H. W. Abbott, Town Agent. 

Dr. 

To paid Town Treasurer for liquors sold, $1,338 87 

" " " " " barrels and casks sold, 33 21 

" stock of liquors on hand Feb. 13, 1864, 159 93 

" cash on hand, 35 92 



$1,567 99 



20 

Cr. 

By stock of liquors, etc., on hand Feb. 11, 1863, $136 78 

" cash received of Treasurer to pay bills of liquor, 1,070 31 

freight bill, etc., 28 43 

U. S. license 8 mos., 

to May, 1864, 13 33 

" bills due E. F. Porter, State Commissioner, 95 45 

Agent's salary one year, 150 00 

Net profit, 73 63 

$1,567 93 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 



Town of Andover in account current with Edward Taylor, Town 

Treasurer. 

Db. 

To paid County Tax for 1863, 

" " State tax for 1863, 

" " State bounty Tax, 

" " interest on town debt, 

" " on account of town debt, 

" " U. S. revenue stamps and postoffice stamps. 

11 " discount on taxes at 6 per cent, 1,418 89) 
" discount on taxes at 4 per cent, 96 45 ) 

" " Selectmen's orders, current expenses, 

" " " " schools, 

" " " " schoolhouses, 

" " Overseers of the Poor, orders, 

" M Selectmen and Auditors, 

" Balance of taxes unpaid, 

" Cash on hand to balance, 



$2,765 85 


6,648 


00 


9,469 


63 


2,649 


52 


9,850 


00 


4 


96 


1,515 


34 


18,263 


07 


3,744 


72 


829 


14 


3,065 


82 


22 


00 


426 40 


2,045 


90 


$61,300 35 



21 

Cr. 

By balance of taxes unpaid, Feb. 11, 1863, $294 68 

" Cash on hand, Feb. 11, 1863, 267 28 

" " for additional taxes, 1862, 25 10 

" old ventilator, 4 00 

" " map of the town, 1 25 

11 " from Salem, pauper account, 51 75 

" " " Lawrence, pauper account, 4 50 

11 " " North Andover, pauper account, 32 13 

11 State School Fund, 181 22 

" " " County Treasurer, discount of interest, 34 57 

" John Webster, surveyor, balance of 1862, 10 00 

" " " Josiah Mason, aid refunded, 50 34 

" " " sundry persons, borrowed, 6,300 00 

" State Treasurer, bounty money, 11,000 00 

" State Treasurer, soldier's aid, 9,402 26 

" Liquor Agent, 1,338 87 

" rent of Town House, 316 70 

" " " dog licenses, . 72 90 

" hayscale fees, 52 78 

" " " County Treasurer, for commitments, 3 00 

" Willard Pike, surveyor, balance of 1863, 60 00 

By Assessors warrant for tax lists 1863, 31,797 02 



E. E. $61,300 35 

EDWARD TAYLOR, Treasurer. 
Andover, Feb. 16, 1864. 



Town Treasurer in account ivith Notes Payable. 

Dr. Cr. 

1863. 

Feb. 11, To balance due this date, $43,360 00 Paid during the year, $9,850 00 

" hired during the year, 6,300 00 Bal., Feb. 16, 1864, 39,810 00 

$49,660 00 $49,660 00 



1864. 

Feb. 16. Balance of notes due by 

the Town, $39,810 00 

E. E. 

EDWARD TAYLOR, Treasurer. 
Andover, Feb. 16, 1864. 



22 

LIABILITIES AND ASSETS. 

LIABILITIES. 

Notes payable, $39,810 00 

Due School Districts, 1,542 05 

« " " (Schoolhouses,) 331 21 

" Liquor Agent, balance of salary, 12 50 

" for interest not called for, 191 00 







$41,886 76 


ASSETS. 






Cash on hand, 


2,045 90 




Taxes unpaid, 


426 40 




Cash in superintendent's hands, 


94 56 




Cash and stock in Liquor Agency, 


240 41 




Due from Salem, 


79 75 




" " Newburyport, 


[26 00 




" " Lawrence, 


2 75 




" " State soldier's aid, viz., 






for 1863, $11,133 59\ 
since Jan. 1, 1864, 1,449 50 ) 


12,583 09 


15,468 86 


Balance against the Town, 




$26,417 90 


SCHEDULE OF TOWN 


PROPERTY. 


Town House and fixtures, 




$15,000 00 


Land under and adjoining, 




2,000 00 


Weights and measures, 




200 00 


Town maps, 




25 00 


Drum, 




5 00 


Wash-boiler, 




2 50 



$17,232 50 
Iron safe in Clerk's office, $166 00) A( . R nn 

Hayscales, 300 00 j 4bb UU 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 
Engine-house and land, $900 00) 



1,900 00 



Engine and apparatus, 1,000 00 

PAUPER DEPARTMENT. 

Farm and buildings, $7,330 00) -mfiQi e« 

Personal property, as per inventory, 3,361 88 J ' 

Whole amount of Town property, $30,290 38 



23 
MEMORANDUM OF ASSESSMENTS, 1863. 

State tax, 

County tax, 

Vote of Town for Schools, 

Vote of Town for current expenses and debt, 

Overlay, 

Highway, reassessed, 

Additional taxes, 

Ballard Vale District tax, 

Village District tax, 

Bailey District tax, 



$6,648 


00 


2,765 


85 


3,500 


00 


15,000 


00 


, 1,720 


81 


1,204 


49 


211 


02 


441 


34 


260 


49 


S45 


02 


$31,797 


02 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 

Whole amount of orders drawn for Schools, $3,744 72 

" for Schoolhouses, 829 14 

" by Overseers of Poor, 3,065 82 
" by Selectmen, 18,263, 07 

$25,902 75 
State aid, 1,2501 91 

Amount for current expenses, $13,400 84 



24 



PUNCHAM) FREE SCHOOL. 



The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free School, here- 
with render to the Town their Annual Account of the condition 
of the Fund, and of the Receipts and Expenditures for the year 
ending Feb. 1, 1863. 

The permanent Fund of Forty Thousand dollars is invested 
in valid Notes and Real Estate Securities, $40,000 00 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance of Cash on hand, as per last Report, $756 83 

Interest received since said Report, 2,276 56 

Cash received of T. E. Maybeny and Co., land rent, 25 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Cash paid W. G. Goldsmith, Principal, 

" " Sarah S. Richardson, Assistant, 

" " H. A. Barrows, " 

" Mary S. Nourse, 

" " Abby B. Carter, Music Teacher, 

" " M. Foster, jr., Treasurer, 

" " Henry Abbott, Janitor, 

11 " Henry Abbot, labor, 

" " W. G. Goldsmith, sundries, 

" " Marland Manufacturing Co., coal, 

" " Insurance on building, 

" " Hermon Abbott, carpeting, etc., 

" " Jenkins & Thompson, labor and stock, 

" " John O'Ragan, building culvert, 

" T. E. Mayberry & Co, wood, 

" " John Sullivan, et al., labor, 

" " Margaret Barry, cleaning rooms, 

" " J. H. Men-ill, examination questions, 

Amount carried forward. 



$3,058 39 


$1,000 00 


400 


00 


98 


00 


184 


00 


21 


50 


100 


00 


62 


50 


6 


58 


13 


67 


193 


62 


130 


50 


24 


18 


12 49 


20 


00 


6 


00 


2 


50 


3 


00 


4 


70 


$2,283 


24 



25 

Amount brought forward, $2,283 24 

Cash paid N. D. Gould, diplomas, 
W. F. Draper, printing, 
Sands and Byers, stationery, 
C. Meyers, repairing slate-brushes, 
Edward Carter, tuning piano, 
H. F. Pasho, labor, 



Cash deposited in Andover Bank, to balance, 



14 00 


6 50 


6 31 


3 50 


1 00 


1 00 


$2,315 55 


742 84 


$3,058 39 



Respectfully submitted, 



JAMES H. MERRILL, 
CHARLES SMITH, 
BENJAMIN B. BABBITT, 
NATHAN FRYE, 
MOSES FOSTER, Jr., 
EDWARD TAYLOR, 
JOHN ABBOTT, 
JOSEPH SHATTUCK. 



Andover, Feb. 1, 1864. 



The foregoing accounts have been carefully examined by the 
undersigned, and found to be correctly kept and very satisfacto- 
rily vouched. They therefore respectfully present their Report 
to the Town for its acceptance. 

W. S. KIMBALL, ) , tM . 

NATHAN F. ABBOTT, j Auauors - 

Andover, Feb. 17, 1864. 
4 



TOWN WARRANT. 



ESSEX, SS. To Samuel G. Bean, one of the Constables of the 
Town of Andover, Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
Town of Andover, qualified to vote in elections and in town 
affairs, to meet and assemble at the Town House, in said Ando- 
ver, on Monday, the 7th day of March next, at twelve o'clock at 
noon, to act on the following articles, namely : 

1st. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

2d. To choose a Town Clerk for the year ensuing. 

3d. To hear and act on the Report of the Auditors. 

4th. To choose Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the 
Poor, Town Treasurer, one member of the School Committee 
for one year and one member for three years, Constables, and 
all other usual and necessary town officers. 

5th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise for the 
repairs of the Highways the ensuing year. 

6th. To see what methods the Town will adopt for the re- 
pairs of the Highways. 

7th. To see if the Town will authorize the Prudential Com- 
mittees of the several school districts to select and contract with 
teachers for the several school districts. 

8th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise for the 
maintenance of their public schools for the year ensuing. 

9th. To see what method the Town will adopt to apportion 
the school money among the school districts. 

10th. To see what sum of money the town will raise to de- 
fray the necessary expenses accruing the year ensuing. 

11th. To see what method the Town will adopt for the col- 
lection of the public Taxes the ensuing year. 



27 

12th. To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treas- 
urer to hire money for the use of the Town when necessary. 

13th. To determine what compensation the Town will pay 
to Firemen for their services the ensuing year. 

14th. To see if the Town will accept and revise the list of 
Jurors prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

loth. To see if the Town will refund to Henry A. Gould 
certain damages paid by him, in consequence of impounding 
cattle illegally ; the Town at the time having no legal Pound 
Keeper. 

16th. To see if the Town will continue to pay State aid to 
the families of volunteers as provided for by the laws of this 
Commonwealth relating thereto. 

17th. To see what action the Town will take in reference to 
suppressing the unlawful sale of intoxicating liquors in the town 
the ensuing year, on petition of W. F. Draper and others. 

18th. To act on any other business that may legally come 
before said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place 
of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands at Andover, this nineteenth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and sixty-four. 

GEORGE FOSTER, ) Selectmen 

BENJAMIN BOYNTON, [ of 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, ) Andover. 

A true copy. — Attest, 

SAMUEL G. BEAN, 

Constable of Andover.